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Meet the Vibrant Cast of BET’S New Dark Comedy Drama Series 'Diarra from Detroit (2228 hits)




The cast of the new BET dark comedy drama series "Diarra from Detroit'' recently graced the panel at Essence Hollywood House, sparking an engaging conversation that was as enlightening as it was entertaining. The panel featured the stars of the show, Diarra Kilpatrick, Claudia Logan, and DomiNque Perry, alongside Stephanie Dunivan, Essence's VP of Branded Solutions and Video.



The cast shared personal insight into the making of the show, sharing behind-the-scenes anecdotes, revealing the chemistry and camaraderie that make the show a standout, and what it takes to make the show a success. 


They delved into the complexities of their characters, the cultural impact of the series, and the importance of representation on screen. The synergy between the cast was palpable, as they exchanged thoughts on the intersection of comedy and social commentary, and how "Diarra from Detroit" masterfully balances both. 


The group shared their advice and important lessons learned as they’ve gone through life in the entertainment industry with DomiNque sharing “One important lesson I’ve learned is just knowing how to rise to the occasion, building the friendships and knowing how to carry myself on set and things of that nature. Its just a beautiful thing.” 


The event wasn't just about the laughs; it was a profound reflection on the power of storytelling in shaping narratives and breaking stereotypes with Diarra sharing, “We made this show first for you. It's so important to me to see black women of all shades, of all sizes, revealing just the truth about ourselves.” 


The cast's passion for their craft and their dedication to authenticity left the audience inspired, making it clear that "Diarra from Detroit" is more than just a show, it's a cultural touchstone for our times.


To watch the full panel, please visit the video hub on ESSENCE.com. 



ABOUT ESSENCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.


Essence Communications is the number one—and only 100% Black-owned—media, technology and commerce company at scale dedicated to Black women and communities. With a community of more than 31 million Black women, ESSENCE inspires a global audience through diverse storytelling and immersive original content rooted in Culture, Equity and Celebration. The brand's multi-platform presence in/ publishing, experiential and online encompasses its namesake magazine; digital, video and social platforms; television specials; books; and signature live events, including Black Women in Music, Black Women in Hollywood, ESSENCE Black Women in Sports, Fashion House, Street Style and the ESSENCE Festival of Culture.


ABOUT DIARRA FROM DETROIT 


Diarra from Detroit is an upcoming American mystery dark comedy drama television series on BET created by Diarra Kilpatrick and executive produced by Kilpatrick and Kenya Barris. The series stars Kilpatrick as a divorced schoolteacher who believes that she has been ghosted by her rebound Tinder date. Her search for the missing man pulls her into an old mystery involving the Detroit underworld.



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